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2answers
454 views

Round trip vs two one-way tickets?

Is there any substantial disadvantage to booking two one-way tickets, versus a round trip ticket? Booking vacation travel with family of four for winter, from Northeast US to Mexico. Round trip is ...
12
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6answers
2k views

Why would Boarding Time be a whole hour before Departure Time?

After checking in online with Singapore airlines I received a boarding pass. This shows a departure time of 4:15pm but a boarding time of 3:15pm. Surely they are not going to board the flight an hour ...
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0answers
26 views

Return/onward ticket validity [duplicate]

Flying from Europe to South America some airlines need you to present a return or onward ticket that takes you out of the target country. I heard that they don't let you check-in unless you present ...
11
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3answers
678 views

Who pays for the return ticket when a country refuses entry?

If I am on a tourist visa, and refused entry into the intended touring country, then who pays for the return ticket? I would assume I will have to. But if I have no money of any kind, then what ...
6
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1answer
143 views

What is an open ticket?

When speaking of an airline ticket, I have heard the term open ticket which has to do with dates not being fixed I believe. What exactly is an open ticket? How do you get an actual flight from one? ...
6
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2answers
144 views

A ticket or a receipt?

In the old days (when I used to travel) a ticket was a piece of paper. It had some substance. Now there is a multitude of names (and perhaps there was before as well although I feel more uncertain ...
2
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1answer
60 views

Can I re-book my flight in Cebu Pacific over the counter or like walk in passenger?

We are exchange students currently in Phu Quoc, Vietnam and before leaving the country we have 10 days stay in Ho Chi Minh. We would like to make our trip shorter by 7 days. If we re-book it through ...
2
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2answers
54 views

Airline credit refund

I had bought a ticket (non-refundable) from an online travel agency and I cancelled this flight, they gave me airline credit and after that, I bought another ticket (refundable) with this credit but I ...
0
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0answers
15 views

Does the price of a Flight ticket depend on time (during day) and location? [duplicate]

When booking a flight ticket I have noticed dramatic price changes for a ticket during the day (time of booking - not time of flight). The ticket is much more expensive in the morning 8:00-12:00 ...
5
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2answers
360 views

Will airlines object to me booking separate “legs” of the same journey individually?

I want to purchase a separate ticket from San Francisco to New York and then fly from New York on the same day with a separate ticket to Germany. I can save money by doing this but do not know if ...
3
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1answer
85 views

How can I get boarding card in UK Gatwick airport with Direct Airside Transit Visa (DATV)?

I am from Iran and I have been issued a UK DATV (Direct Airside Transit Visa). In London Gatwick airport, I've got a connection from from Turkish airline to British Airways. But as long as there are ...
4
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1answer
572 views

My last name is not the same on ticket as on passport; rest of details are same

I'm traveling from JED Saudi Arabia to Singapore by Saudi airlines. My last name doesn't match the passport. But all other details are same, e.g. passport no., DOB, etc.
3
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1answer
108 views

How do I change the name of a person booked on a flight ticket booked through IRCTC?

By mistake I have selected Mr instead of Ms in the name of person. So how to change it? I have e-ticket of it booked on IRCTE.
6
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1answer
163 views

Throwaway ticketing: picking optimal return date

I am flying from Madrid to Montreal (or possibly Stockholm to Montreal) in early January and single tickets are much more expensive than returns, so I am thinking of utilizing the throwaway ticket ...
1
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0answers
65 views

How do we plan this multi-city and multi-country trip to be least expensive? [closed]

Situation : Buddy in US on H1B. Indian citizen. Recently got his Australian PR and has to go to Australia to validate his (and his spouses (ooh I love the dal!))visa. It is sufficient if he just ...
2
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1answer
240 views

Where to obtain boarding passes when travelling with distinct airlines?

I will be traveling from A to C, and I will have a connection at B. For the A to B leg, I will be using airline 1, while for the second leg, B to C, I will be using airline 2. So, for the whole trip, ...
6
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3answers
313 views

Are there subcategories of seats even within economy class?

Recently I had to travel by Singapore Airlines (Economy class). But when I tried to change the return date of my ticket, customer care office informed me that there are no more seats in my class for ...
4
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3answers
118 views

How to filter flights by arrival time?

I've tried everything from Kayak to Skyscanner, but I can't seem to find out if it is possible to sort the results of a flights search by arrival time at the destination. Of course I know there may be ...
1
vote
1answer
699 views

Is it okay to board only the second flight of a return ticket? The return ticket is much cheaper than buying one way [duplicate]

I was browsing flight price at Singapore Airlines website, and a one-way flight from SIN to SFO cost this much: That's quite expensive. I tried browsing around and found that a return flight from ...
2
votes
2answers
1k views

Will I have to pick up my luggage and recheck it if I have booked a connection with to different tickets separate airlines?

Will I have to pick up my luggage and recheck it if I have booked a connection with to different tickets separate airlines? I will be flying from England to the US (on one ticket) and continuing on ...
21
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8answers
12k views

Someone else is booking international ticket for me using their credit or debit card. Do they need to be present physically at the time of check in?

if someone else is booking international ticket for me using his credit or debit card. Do he need to be present physically at the time of check in ? Suppose I am coming back from Singapore to my ...
4
votes
2answers
253 views

Changing a non flexible non refundable ticket

I have an international flight ticket from Emirates of which I took the first segment. I'd like to change the return segment. I called Emirates. The operator told me that I have to pay and extra ...
2
votes
2answers
327 views

Guarantee connecting flights in custom itinerary?

If I buy tickets from different airlines, can I somehow join them so that - in case of delay - connecting flights are guaranteed? What if airlines are code sharing partners?
1
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1answer
169 views

Paying for an on hold airline ticket without an itinerary receipt or confirmation number

I wasn't able to print my itinerary receipt in Cebu Pacific and my status was still on hold, I clicked something and my itinerary receipt disappeared. I don't even know my confirmation number so I ...
13
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5answers
724 views

Is it possible to buy a ticket where the luggage cannot be checked to the final destination?

My brother recently flew on a flight from the USA to Africa involving three flights on three different airlines. When he checked in, the agent told him that it was impossible to check the bag all the ...
2
votes
1answer
328 views

Can I hold a flight ticket for travel to China from the USA for approximately one week?

I am going to China in August, I want to book a flight ticket online. The summer ticket is very hot, thus it is hard to get. I don't know the exact date to depart USA until next week. Can I book one ...
17
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5answers
2k views

Am I going to have trouble flying with a reversed name on the ticket?

I'm flying to Peru with my girlfriend next week and I realized that her name is incorrect on the reservation. Instead of Sally Marie Jones it's Jones Marie Sally. We're flying into Houston, then ...
3
votes
1answer
249 views

Why is buying an airline ticket from the company more expensive than from an aggregator like Skyscanner? [duplicate]

I mostly travel with StarAlliance - SAS since its offers fit my business needs the best. I have been using the Skyscanner website, but yesterday, I bought my ticket directly from the SAS website. I ...
18
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2answers
19k views

Does browsing ticket sites in incognito mode and/or from different IP's result in cheaper ticket prices?

I stumbled across a discussion yesterday where industry insiders share tips relating to their respective fields. Someone who works in e-commerce stated : "When purchasing items on the internet ...
4
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2answers
133 views

When should you order tickets for an intercontinental flight when the return date is several months after the initial flight?

I have to fly from Norway to Hong Kong. This will take place near the end of August, and the return date will be the 22. December. When is it optimal to book tickets? How many days before the flight ...
5
votes
1answer
119 views

What options do you get on opaque flights other than the price limit?

I went to priceline.com and tried their opaque flight option. Once I entered the dates, the destination and the price limit, it asked for my credit card information. I then started reading about not ...
4
votes
1answer
702 views

Ticket refund for a return ticket from Turkish Airways

I study in north Cyprus and I bought a refundable return ticket when coming here from Nigeria but I'm not going to be needing it because I won't be coming home at that date. Someone back home is ...
6
votes
1answer
374 views

The release date of the (cheap) airline tickets for a given day

I would like to book a return flight over the Christmas period from London to Warsaw, so I know it will be very expensive. At this time only a few airlines (mostly the regular ones, e.g. BA and LOT) ...
5
votes
2answers
140 views

Can I buy a ticket on United Airlines site if I am from Serbia?

I am from Serbia. I am buying a NY to SF ticket in advance on the United Airlines site, and I have just come to the payment stage with my Visa. But I am worried on how should I obtain the ticket ...
6
votes
3answers
341 views

Determining if flight prices are likely to increase soon

I'm planning to fly from Australia to Japan for a conference that straddles May and June, but unfortunately they haven't released tickets for the conference yet. I'm 95% sure I'd be able to buy a ...
0
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0answers
32 views

How far in advance is it recommended to book flight tickets? [duplicate]

Ok so I know that rule of thumb for booking flight tickets is 'earlier the better' but I am not sure how far in advance should the action be taken. I have seen many cases where the min. prices at say ...
-4
votes
1answer
320 views

Market economy: Why air is cheaper than train? [closed]

Opposedly to public misconception, most of the energy is wasted not because of acceleration but because of resistance. And, despite the airplanes are extremely airflow-shaped, the laws of physics say ...
3
votes
1answer
548 views

What is the difference between various flight search sites' price forecasts?

I did a search on Kayak for an upcoming flight and it's price trend suggests waiting, citing 60% confidence that the price of the ticket will do down. However when I search for the exact same flight ...
1
vote
0answers
44 views

How to Find Cheapest Flights to ANY Destination [duplicate]

Does anyone know how to look up the cheapest flights out of your city, to ANYWHERE? This is especially difficult if you're living outside major city centres. It's very time consuming to guess which ...
5
votes
1answer
270 views

The penalty for changing an airline ticket is per leg or per ticket?

I am wondering what happens with my penalty with a ticket were I am almost certain I will need to change the date of one of the middle legs and subsequently changing all the legs which follow, for ...
2
votes
1answer
96 views

Ticket prices climbing a month out because of blizzard today; wait or buy?

My girlfriend is in the process of booking a trip for her and friend to Austin, TX in March. A blizzard is forecast for the northeast and she noticed ticket prices climbing for mid-March (~$65 in the ...
7
votes
2answers
328 views

Lufthansa Rail and Fly to outside of Germany?

I have a question about Lufthansa's Rail and Fly. Is it possible to take a German trains (e.g. ICEs) from an airport in Germany say Frankfurt to outside of Germany say Z├╝rich?
30
votes
9answers
5k views

Is it fair to buy a return ticket I know I will never use just because it's cheaper?

I am planning a trip to Asia and then back to Rio. The thing is that I am traveling on flexible dates, so I am thinking of buying a one way ticket to Hong Kong, and I was planning to do the same when ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Have a Wizz Air booking but will not use half of it?

I have booked a Wizz Air ticket at January (RT 17-31/JAN) from the Netherlands to Bulgaria, but due to school I have to change the booking. What I noticed was that the rebooking fee is ridiculously ...
4
votes
2answers
113 views

Buying plane tickets offline in Nepal

Is it possible to buy air tickets from Kathmandu, Nepal to Toronto, Canada from a Nepali travel agent or any airline operating from Nepal? I need to buy tickets "off-line" because my credit limit does ...
3
votes
2answers
230 views

When should one check in to get the best of optionally allocated seats?

Easyjet recently launched an allocated seat system. Basically the rules are: If you pay you can choose your seat. The front seats and the emergency exit seats are more expensive. If you don't, ...
12
votes
1answer
561 views

Why do I have to show my ticket stub when entering an airplane?

Here's the situation: I have just had my ticket scanned at the gate and happily walk through the long gateway toward the plane, giddy to get on board, because I even after all these years I love ...
7
votes
4answers
262 views

Can there be a price difference between online checkin and checking in at the airport?

I've just heard that some airlines, low-cost-carriers in particular can charge a fee if you check in at the airport rather than having checked in online in advance. Is this true? Are there some ...
7
votes
4answers
2k views

When I purchase flights with an online travel agent, is there an “e-ticket” I must print out?

I've always bought my tickets through travel agents in the past but this time I've bought two flights on two different websites. Now in the emails they've sent me there is my itinerary but also quite ...
3
votes
1answer
100 views

Is it possible to change date of a connection?

I have one flight with one connection: Tokyo to Rio with a stop in LA. I'd like to postpone my trip from LA to Rio to stay some days in the US, but I was not able to this at the airline website ...